Join passionate and dedicated conservationists in conserving one of the world’s most enchanting animals.
Venture into the Australian bush with the conservation team to participate in inspiring fieldwork, learn about koala and woodland ecology, gain skills in survey techniques and assist with the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned koalas.
Play a part in ensuring koalas will always be here through a 3 day Conservation Insights Program where you will become a member of the Koala conservation team and contribute to the future of this most cherished of species (2,5 hours of conservation work per day).
Conservation work may include:
- Population surveys: deploying, retrieving and reviewing camera traps
- DNA collection for analysis
- Habitat assessment surveys
- Habitat restoration
- Development of innovative habitat management techniques such as fire simulation
It is not all about hard work though – in between conservation activities you can take in some of the sights of the Great Ocean Road including the Great Ocean Walk and Twelve Apostles or even just relax in the dappled shade of the eucalypts, watching the koalas dozing high in the trees above you.
The Koala Conservation Insight offers some special insights into koala conservation (three hours of conservation work per day),
Koala Conservation Insight (3 days)
- Two nights accommodation at the Great Ocean Ecolodge
- All meals
- Research and conservation activities and related vehicle transfers
- Tuition and guiding
Transport: we highly recommend driving to the Ecolodge yourself, but we can arrange for option of being fully escorted from Melbourne (please inquire using our contact form).
The program runs from September through to April, beginning every Monday and Wednesday.
If you’re visiting from May through to August, our Tiger Quoll Conservation Experience will be in operation.
We’ve found that our guests, both locals and internationals, truly experience the local area to its fullest when they drive themselves. Spend the afternoons exploring the region yourselves – we will be delighted to assist you with planning your excursions.
All proceeds from the Conservation Experiences ensure the future of wildlife and the ecosystems which support them.
Learn more about the Koala Conservation Program.